|2018-11-14||China cruise home ports handled more travelers in 2017 Read More|
China's cruise home ports, which mainly serve Chinese cruise holiday-makers, handled 11.4% more or 4.78 million passengers in 2017.
|2018-11-13||China's Cruise Industry in 2017 Read More|
In 2017, China's 11 largest cruise terminals / ports handled 17.0% more or 1181 cruises of which 83 visiting, and 4.95million travelers.
|2018-11-12||Activities in New York popular to Chinese tourists
On activities in New York, Shopping at 90%, Sightseeing at 88% and Visit Gallery and Museum at 59% are three most popular among Chinese tourists.
|2018-11-09||Chinese Tourists' Spending in New York - Amount Read More|
Around half of tourists from China to New York visit USA for the first time, and on average Chinese tourist spent in the city US$2716 per person per trip, totaling US$2.58 billion.
|2018-11-08||Changing Profile of Chinese Arrivals to New York Read More|
Arrivals from China to New York changing from business and tour group to leisure and FIT. Based on 2018 data, 67% of them for leisure and on average two persons traveling together.
|2018-11-07||New York saw more Chinese Arrivals Read More|
Last year, some 1.04 million Chinese tourists visited New York, up 9.2% over the year before. Between 2010 and 2017, the city saw Chinese arrivals increased by 352%!
|2018-11-06||Chinese arrivals to Japan slowed down in September Read More|
Though 3.8% fewer Chinese tourists visited Japan in last September, Chinese arrivals in the first 9 months to Japan totaled some 3.69 million, up 6.6%.
|2018-11-05||Japan saw fewer arrivals from Hong Kong Read More|
Some 1.66 million travelers from Hong Kong visited Japan in the first 9 months this year, down 1.1%.
|2018-11-02||Japan saw fewer arrivals in September Read More|
Likely a result of recent natural disasters, foreign arrivals to Japan recorded in September 2018, first time in past 6 years, a drop of 5.3% to 2.16 million, but total arrivals in the first 9 months still grew by over 10%, from JNTO.
|2018-11-01||Greater Bay Area: Hong Kong Citizens name Attraction & Area for Improvement Read More|
The universities' survey found Leisure & Entertainment in the Greater Bay Area at 37.5% top attractive to Hong Kong citizens; and the two areas need most for improvement are Food Safety at 41.2% and Security at 30.6%.
|2018-10-31||Greater Bay Area: Purposes of visit by Hong Kong Citizens Read More|
The universities' survey found 46% respondents been to the Greater Bay Area in past year, and among them 59.2% went for sightseeing / holiday, 24.5% for visiting friends & relatives; 20.5% for food and only 16.7% for work.
|2018-10-30||Pearl River Delta renamed The Greater Bay Area Read More|
The Greater Bay Area, which has over 66 million people with total GDP of USD 1.35 trillion thus a big market, includes Hong Kong, Macau and 9 major cities of Guangdong like Guangzhou etc. extensively linked by speed trains, highway and lately a bridge across the mouth of the Pearl River connecting Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
|2018-10-29||FAQ from China's FIT Read More|
C-trip's big data show Chinese FIT frequently ask the following: Food and Drink 18.7%; Attractions 17.0%; Transport 15.9%; while shopping at 10.0% ranked fifth.
|2018-10-26||FIT in Chinese Outbound Read More|
Outbound bookings of China's leading travel portal, C-trip's, are being equally divided by FIT and package tour, while no of travelers in private tour in the first half this year rose by 300%.
|2018-10-25||Chinese Outbound by Age & Sex Read More|
Based on bookings of China's leading travel portal, C-trip's, females account for 53% of its outbound travelers in the first half of 2018; and by age, 31% born in the Eighties, 18% in the Nineties who outnumber those born in the Seventies by 2%.
|2018-10-24||More Chinese went abroad this Year Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, number of Chinese outbound in the first half of 2018 increased by 15% to 71.31 million.
|2018-10-23||Chinese Tourists' Spending in Australia Read More|
Spending of Chinese tourists to Australia in the financial year 2016-2017 totaled some 9.8 billion Australian dollars. China is Australia's largest source market.
|2018-10-22||More Chinese visit Australia as FIT Read More|
At present, FIT account for over 70% of Chinese arrivals to Australia, and 40% of these FIT being repeated visitors.
|2018-10-16||More Chinese visited Australia in past three years Read More|
In the past three years, arrivals from China to Australia increased by 53% by number, while their spending increased by 61%.
|2018-10-15||HSBC survey name other top earning expats Read More|
Globally, expats earn an average of US$106706! World’s second highest expats are those in mainland China who earn an average of US$172678, while Singapore ranked third at US$162172.
|2018-10-12||HSBC survey found expats in Hong Kong world's top earner Read More|
A survey by HSBC Holdings, which polled 22318 expatriates in 163 markets in last March and April, found expats in Hong Kong make the most money worldwide, earning an average of US$178706 a year.
|2018-10-11||More air tickets sold Hong Kong in Summer Months Read More|
Billings of air tickets sold in Hong Kong in July and August this year grew year on year by 9.6%, and that for the first 8 months this year grew 7.8%, reported in website of the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
|2018-10-10||More Hong Kong Outbound Tour Groups in Summer Months
Total revenue of Hong Kong outbound tour groups in July and August this year grew by 9.2 %, and that for the first 8 months this year grew 11.8%, based on levy collected by Travel Industry Council from member travel agents.
|2018-10-09||More Business for Hong Kong Agents from Outbound Groups Read More|
Total revenue of Hong Kong outbound tour groups in July this year grew by 7.6% while that for January to July in the same year grew 13.8%, based on levy collected by Travel Industry Council from member travel agents.
|2018-10-08||Higher Domestic Tourists Spending on First Day of Golden Week Read More|
Travelers (mainly domestic) in China spent RMB103 billion, last year was 965 billion , up 7.19% over same period last year, on Oct 1, first day of the Golden Week.
|2018-10-05||China Golden Week saw more Tourists on the First Day Read More|
On Oct 1, the first day of the Golden Week, various attractions in China drew a total of 122 million visitors, up 7.54% over same period last year.
|2018-10-04||More mainland tourists to Hong Kong in this Golden Week Read More|
Some 248,000 tourists from mainland China, up 20%, visited Hong Kong on October 1, the first day of the Golden Week, and among them 152,000 are FIT.
|2018-10-03||No of Chinese (mainland) tour groups to Hong Kong similar to last year Read More|
During the October Golden Week, daily, there are around 130 tour groups from China with peak day around 200 tour groups, ie., similar to last year, and around 80% are for shopping, from the city' s Travel Industry Council.
|2018-10-02||Hong Kong hotels 70% to 90% booked in Golden Week Read More|
Hong Kong Hotel Owners Association reported, days before October 1, the city's hotels were already 70% booked, and expected occupancy rate in the first few days of the Golden Week to rise to 90% or higher. On average, hotel rate rise by 5% to 8% over same period last year.
|2018-09-28||Macao hotels close to fully booked for Golden Week
Macao has 39400 hotel rooms this year, 2648 more than last year, but rooms are more fully booked for the coming Golden Week. Rates for remaining rooms vary, with lower asking price for cheapest rooms in luxury hotels but more aggressive pricing for others.
|2018-09-27||Speed Train lead to more Hong Kong package tours to China Read More|
With speed train started running this month in Hong Kong, outbound package tours to mainland China in the fourth quarter this year will rise by 20% to 30%, according to Jason Wong, Chairman of the city's Travel Industry Council.
|2018-09-26||More Hong Kong Tourists take Speed Train to China Read More|
In its first day of service on the 23rd this month, there were at least 10 outbound tour groups from Hong Kong to China mainland by speed train. In general, speed train tours have been receiving good responses with some already fully booked.
|2018-09-24||China to have more Airports Read More|
China will have some 130 new airports by 2015, bringing the country's total to around 370.
|2018-09-21||China carried more air Passengers Read More|
In 2017, China aviation industry carried 13% more or 550 million passengers, which accounted for 16.3% of the world's air passengers.
|2018-09-20||China's International Flight Routes Read More|
In 2017, China started 382 new international air routes, bringing the total number to 1634 which double the total in 2015.
|2018-09-19||China's Study Tour Market: Younger Domestic Study Tour Participants Read More|
From C-trip, first timer participating in domestic study tour in 2017-18, on average, aged 8.8 years old which is 1.2 year lower than average in 2015-16.
|2018-09-18||China's Study Tour Market: Younger Outbound Study Tour Participants Read More|
From C-trip, first timer participating in outbound study tour in 2017-18, on average, aged 12.1 years old which is 0.8 year lower than average in 2015-16.
|2018-09-17||China's Study Tour Market: Domestic Study Tours Read More|
From C-trip, domestic study tour grow by as much as some 120%, twice that of outbound, and reach an average tour price of around RMB4200.
|2018-09-14||China's Study Tour Market: Overseas Study Tours Read More|
From C-trip's, nearly 1 million Chinese participate in overseas study or camping tours etc. in 2018, generating revenue over RMB30 billion.
|2018-09-13||China's Study Tour Market: Growth to continue Read More|
C-trip's report projected that the percentage of Chinese student participating study tour or summer camp will rise to around 10% within three years.
|2018-09-12||China's Study Tour Market: Size by Number Read More|
Last month, C-trip, a leading travel portal in China, reported the country has now around 180 million kindergarten to high school students, 5% or 10 million take part in study tour or summer camp.
|2018-09-11||Nearly twice more Chinese visited Turkey this year Read More|
From Turkish news agency, some 191000 Chinese travelers, up 91% over same period last year, visited Turkey in the first half of this year.
|2018-09-10||China the largest source market of Brunei Read More|
Of the 70729 inbound visitors to Brunei in the first quarter this year via its airport,26.1% or around 19550 came from China which the corresponding figure for 2017 was 18.5%.
|2018-09-06||More Chinese visit Laos Read More|
Laos’s newspaper reported number of arrivals from China to Laos rose to some 639000 last year from around 200000 in 2012.
|2018-09-05||China is Singapore's top market by number and spending Read More|
Some 3.2 million Chinese travelers visited Singapore in 2017, contribute g S$4.2 billion in tourism receipts.
|2018-09-04||Chinese spent more in Finland Read More|
Some 442,000 Chinese travelers visited Finland in 2017, and spent there EURO335 million, up 46% .
|2018-09-03||Globally travelers made more wellness related tips Read More|
From the Institute, travelers in 2015 made 691 million trips with health / wellness components, up significantly by 104.4 million trips than in 2013.
|2018-08-31||Global Wellness Industry continues Growing Read More|
The global wellness industry grew from a size of US$489 billion in 2013 to US$563 billion in 2015, and is projected to rise to US$808 billion by 2020, from the Global Wellness Institute.
|2018-08-30||Hong Kong saw double digit growth in outbound groups Read More|
From Travel Industry Council Hong Kong whose members are the city's travel agents, outbound package tours business of its members in the first half of 2018 grew 14.8%!
|2018-08-29||More Domestic Travelers in China this year Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, China's domestic travelers in the first half of 2018 totaled 28.26 million, up 11.4%.
|2018-08-28||More Chinese went abroad this year Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, China's outbound travelers in the first half of 2018 totaled 71.31 million, up 15%. With the weakening of RMB, China's outbound market in the second half of this year is expected to see smaller growth.
|2018-08-27||China outbound to Argentina Read More|
From Argentina Tourism Ministry, around 60000 Chinese tourists visited the country in 2017.
|2018-08-24||Chinese Tourists' Spending in Australia Read More|
In 2017, Chinese tourists spent in Australia a record AUD$10.4 billion. In the year ending Feb 2018, and China also the largest market by spending.
|2018-08-23||China (mainland) outbound to Australia Read More|
Some 1.39 million travelers from mainland China, up 13.2%, visited Australia in the year ending in February 2018. China thus ranks Australia largest source market.
|2018-08-22||Hong Kong citizens with Canadian passport Read More|
One local newspaper reports there are now around 300,000 Hong Kong citizens with Canadian passport. Last year, over 1500 Hong Kong citizens immigrated to Canada.
|2018-08-21||More Chinese visit France as FIT Read More|
Quoting French official figures, China's news agency reported over 43% of Chinese tourists visiting France traveling in FIT, and the ratio is projected to rise to 50% in 2019.
|2018-08-20||More Chinese Tourists to Kenya Read More|
Some 69,000 Chinese tourists visited Kenya in 2017, and China thus became the country's fifth largest source market.
|2018-08-17||Chinese kids taking summer programs in UK Read More|
Xinhua News Agency quoted an organization for foreign students studying in UK that Chinese kids taking summer courses in UK through the organization in the recent past 10 years grew annually by about 10%, and majority age 7 or above.
|2018-08-16||Globally capsule hotels to generate more revenue Read More|
Report by a research consultant firm said the world's capsule hotels generated revenue totaling US$159 million in 2016, which will rise to US$226 million by 2022.
|2018-08-15||China Outbound to South Africa Read More|
In 2017, some 97000 tourists from China visited South Africa.
|2018-08-14||More divorces in China Read More|
In China, some 4.374 million couples divorced in 2017, up 5.2% over the year 2016.
|2018-08-13||Fewer Marriages in China Read More|
In China, some 10.63 million couples registered their marriages in 2017, down 7% over the year before.
|2018-08-10||Fewer Chinese to Thailand after Boat Tragedy Read More|
Boat tragedy in Phuket on July 5 stop the growing trend of Chinese visitors to Thailand, from year on year growth of 20% in June to zero in July. Thai tourism ministry revised down its forecast for the number of Chinese arrivals for second half of the year by nearly 670K to 5.1 million.
|2018-08-09||Hong Kong tourists continue trips to Bali Read More|
Despite the recent earthquake, at least 8 tour groups from Hong Kong around 160 tourists between will depart August 7 and next Tuesday for holidays in Bali or Brunei
|2018-08-08||Hong Kong tourists in Bali Read More|
At present, at least 7 tour groups from Hong Kong with a total of 130 tourists are in Bali Indonesia which is affected by earthquake recently.
|2018-08-07||China is Thailand largest market by number and revenue Read More|
In the first half of this year, travelers from China (mainland) accounted for 30% of Thailand’s total inbound in that period, and contributed tourism income of 319 billion Thai baht which accounted for 31.4% of all such income.
|2018-08-03||More Chinese visited Los Angeles Read More|
A record number of 1.1 million Chinese tourists visited Los Angeles last year, up 6% from the year before.
|2018-08-02||China outbound to Cebu Philippines Read More|
In the first quarter of 2018, some 371000 visitors from mainland China visited Cebu, Philippines.
|2018-08-01||Hong Kong Tourists to Cebu Philippines Read More|
Cebu Pacific charges the lowest rate of HK$613 for a return ticket to and from Hong Kong, around one quarter of what other airlines charging. In the first quarter this year, some 36800 tourists from Hong Kong visited Cebu.
|2018-07-31||China became US’s top market by spending Read More|
In 2016, some 2.97 million Chinese visited USA and they spent US$33 billion which made China respectively US’s 5th largest market by number and top market by spending, from Hong Kong media.
|2018-07-30||Online booking of air plus hotel popular in Hong Kong Read More|
Survey by an international credit card in last November, which collected 8610 replies from 14 markets in the Asia Pacific, found some 60% of respondents from Hong Kong reported using mobile phone to make online purchases, and their three most popular purchases include air plus hotel package.
|2018-07-27||Hong Kong airport with over 70 million passengers Read More|
Hong Kong International Airport, which connect by flights to some 220 airports worldwide, handled 72.90 million passengers in 2017.
|2018-07-26||Record Number of Chinese visited UK Read More|
In 2017, some 337000 Chinese travelers visited UK, up 29% over the year before, and they spent over US$900 million there, up 35%.
|2018-07-25||Americans top spender in Russia during World Cup Read More|
The Americans spent Ruble 5.6 billion, of which 13% on food and drink, 30% on hotel and 3% on souvenir.
|2018-07-24||Chinese tourists pattern of spending in Russia during World Cup Read More|
These Chinese tourists to Russia during World Cup spent only 5% on food, 10% on hotel, 26% on buying fashion and garment, 11% on cosmetics and another 10% on personal decorative items.
|2018-07-23||Chinese spending in Russia during World Cup Read More|
From Russian news, Chinese citizens spent Ruble 4.1 billion (HK$510 million) in the country during World Cup 2018, thus ranked the second biggest spender group.
|2018-07-20||China is Thailand's major source market Read More|
Each year, over 10 million Chinese tourists visit Thailand and spend more than 500 billion baht; for Phuket alone, it draws some 3 million Chinese tourists every year with spending over 150 billion baht.
|2018-07-19||Chinese cancel Phuket hotels' booking Read More|
Based on data from members, a hotel association in southern Thailand reported Chinese tourists canceled booking of over 7300 hotel rooms in Phuket Thailand for the summer months of July and August, after the recent shipwrecks there.
|2018-07-18||Cruises in Shanghai in 2018 Read More|
In the first half of 2018, Shanghai port handled 177 cruises and 1.11 million travelers.
|2018-07-17||Shanghai is China’s leading cruise port Read More|
In 2017, Shanghai port handled 512 cruises and nearly 3 million travelers, respectively accounting for 43.3% and 60% of the country’s totals.
|2018-07-16||Airbnb in Hong Kong Read More|
Listed as temporary lodgings in Hong Kong on Airbnb are around 9000 properties from 5000 hosts with each host getting on average about HK$25000 in rental income a year.
|2018-07-13||Chinese visitors to the Louvre, Paris Read More|
According to figures from the Louvre, which has 8.1 million visitors annually, some 626,000 of them being Chinese and accounted for 8% of the museum's annual visitors.
|2018-07-12||China Sport Tourism Industry growing fast Read More|
From a sport celebrity of China, the country’s sport tourism industry, which now accounts for 5% of China’s tourism industry, will rise by 30% to 40% per year.
|2018-07-11||China’s projection on Sport Tourism Read More|
In an report published at the end of 2016 by authorities such as the former China National Tourism Administration, sport tourism trade is projected, by 2020, to generate revenue totaling RMB1000 billion
|2018-07-10||World Sport Tourism Market Read More|
The world’s sport tourism market will likely exceed US$400 billion by 2020, according to UNWTO projection.
|2018-07-09||China’s Sport Tourism – World Cup Fans Read More|
Chinese football fans bought, as of June 7, over 40000 World Cup tickets, according to report of Chinese media.
|2018-07-06||Survey revealed dominance of younger travelers Read More|
Among respondents to above survey, 3.2% were born in the Sixties, 11.5% in the Seventies, 52.6% in the Eighties, and 32.4% in the Nineties or later.
|2018-07-05||Chinese Travelers difficult to change / cancel air tickets Read More|
A survey in May this year in China on 1975 travelers, who cancelled / changed air tickets, found 74% experienced difficulty and 50.3% were even asked by handling agent to pay admin fee higher than the ticket price listed on airline’s official website.
|2018-07-04||Philippines expects more Chinese arrivals Read More|
In the first quarter of 2018, Philippines welcomed some 370,000 Chinese visitors, and targets to welcome 1.5 million of them in the whole year.
|2018-07-03||More Chinese visited Philippines Read More|
In 2017, nearly 1 million Chinese visited Philippines, up 43%, and China became its second largest source market.
|2018-06-26||Corporate Travel 2018 Read More|
Office closed from 26 to 29 June 2018 for corporate travel and will resume on 3 July. For inquiry, please send email to email@example.com.
|2018-06-25||Chinese Outbound Travelers to spend more in summer Read More|
Report from a travel portal estimated number of Chinese (mainland) outbound tourists in summer this year will exceed 30 million, and their average per capita spending will rise by 6.8% over same period last year.
|2018-06-22||Overseas soccer fans to attend World Cup Read More|
As of early June, some 33000 Mexicans, 39000 Chinese and a similar number of Americans have applied and been issued FAN ID, which allows them to enter Russia visa free during the World Cup.
|2018-06-21||Hong Kong is Japan's largest market of Food & Agricultural Products Read More|
In 2017, Hong Kong imported HK$13.4 billion / YEN 187.7 billion of Japan's food and agricultural products, accounting for 23.3% of all such export from Japan and outdistanced USA which had 15.2% market share.
|2018-06-19||Chinese visiting Australia’s Northern Territory Read More|
Each year, around 18000 Chinese tourists visit the Northern Territory of Australia. A new direct flight from Shenzhen to Darwin will cut the travel time from 14 hours to 6 hours.
|2018-06-19||Hong Kong travelers in Osaka Read More|
On June 19 or one day after earthquake, there were at least 35 package tour groups comprising of close to 1000 travelers from Hong Kong in Japan with itinerary involving Osaka. At least another 55 tour groups with around 1500 travelers from Hong Kong will visit the city between June 20 and the end of the month.
|2018-06-13||Cruises worldwide drawing more travelers Read More|
According to estimates by Cruise Lines International Association, the industry this year will draw over 27 million holiday-makers who will take to the seas or rivers of the world
|2018-06-12||China, world’s largest source of international students Read More|
In 2017, over 600,000 students leaving mainland China to pursue higher education overseas.
|2018-06-11||China’s leading Theme Park Operators Read More|
Four major Chinese companies, which get into world’s top ten theme park operators, are OCT, Fantawild, Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Chimelong.
|2018-06-08||Water worlds more Popular Read More|
Worldwide, theme parks of water world drew 30.10 million visitors, up 1.6 percent, in 2017.
|2018-06-07||China's major theme parks growing fast Read More|
Among world's major theme parks, visitors to those in China rose by 20 percent in 2017 thus accounting for 25 percent of the world's total.
|2018-06-06||World’s Theme Parks drew more Visitors Read More|
Spanish media reported that in 2017, the world’s theme parks together grew by 8.6 percent and drew 475.7 million visitors.
|2018-06-05||World Cup in Russia draw inbound visitors Read More|
World Cup in Russia draw inbound visitors
|2018-06-04||Chinese to Europe by Types of Booking Read More|
Among C-trip bookings in the first quarter this year of travel products to Europe, economy type accounted for 43.8 percent, leisure type 44.8 percent, and luxurious type 11.2 percent which nevertheless grew at 39.2 percent.
|2018-06-01||More Chinese visited Europe as FIT or in private tour Read More|
Based on travel portal bookings, the Tourism Institute report some 30 percent of the Chinese tourists traveling to Europe in the first quarter this year in FIT or private tour, a big increase over last year; while 70 percent join package tour.
|2018-05-31||Europe is China second most popular region after Asia Read More|
China Tourism Research Institute reported in the first quarter this year Chinese outbound travelers, when comparing to same period last year, made 35% more bookings for trips to Europe; and they account for 9% of all China's outbound in that period.
|2018-05-30||2017 Salary increases in China the highest in five years Read More|
In 2017, salary adjustments in all parts of China (mainland) averaged an increase of 7.4 percent which is 0.5 percent higher than in 2016.
|2018-05-29||Starting Salary of China’s PhD and other Graduates Read More|
Starting salary of China’s other graduates in 2017 were respectively RMB9982 for doctor (PhD), RMB6791 for research students, and RMB3907 for collage.
|2018-05-28||China’s enterprises hired more graduates Read More|
Further, the above report said of those China’s enterprises surveyed, 71% hired current graduates in 2017 and of which 41% hiring more and 21% hired fewer graduates.
|2018-05-25||China's university graduates get higher starting salary Read More|
A research center which supplies data to some Chinese government departments report starting salary for university graduate in 2017 averages RMB4854, up 9.7% over the figure of RMB4422 in 2016.
|2018-05-24||Big jump of China outbound to Tunisia after waiving visa Read More|
In 2017, around 18000 Chinese travelers visited Tunisia, up 150%, after the country offered visa free visits to China in February in that year.
|2018-05-23||More Chinese visited Peru Read More|
Some 31000 Chinese travelers visited Peru in 2017, up 22% over the year before.
|2018-05-21||Working Visa for Hong Kong Youths Read More|
Since 2001, Hong Kong has working visa arrangements with 12 countries which include Australis, New Zealand, Germany, UK, Japan, Canada, S Korea, France, Ireland, Austria, Hungary, Sweden and Netherlands (effective 2018). So far, over 85000 Hong Kong youths have taken part.
|2018-05-18||More Chinese visited Dubai Read More|
UAE offered China visa free entry since December 2016. In 2017, Chinese travelers visiting Dubai rose 41% to over 764,000, and China thus became Dubai's 5th largest source market.
|2018-05-17||China’s Marathons and Runners Read More|
Chinese news agency reported a total of 1102 marathons were held in 31 locations in China in 2017, and some 270,000 runners completed the full marathon.
|2018-05-16||China has more skiing grounds/sites Read More|
Media reported number of skiing ground including indoor in China in 2017 increased by 57 to 703.
|2018-05-15||China’s Theme Parks Read More|
It is estimated that China now has around 2100 theme parks, of which some 300 had investment of or over RMB50 million. In 2016, China had 3 theme parks among the World’s top ten, and 13 of Asia’s top 20 theme parks by visitor traffic.
|2018-05-14||Hong Kong citizens spent more abroad Read More|
From Hong Kong government, total spending of Hongkongers in the first quarter this year outside the city rose by 13.6%.
|2018-05-11||Beijing to have a new Theme Park Read More|
Media reported plan for expanding a new theme park to be built in Beijing, which Universal Studio is a partner. The new completion date will be 2021 and the park will draw 10 million of visitors in the first year of operation.
|2018-05-10||China's theme park market expects to surpass US in a few years Read More|
According to research firm, Mintel, in 2017 China’s theme parks generated revenue totaling over US$6 billion, up 27%, and will continue rising to US$14 billion by 2022.
|2018-05-09||China Outbound to Spain Read More|
In 2017, around 600,000 Chinese visited Spain and they spent there EURO800 million on shops, restaurants and museums etc., big increase comparing to amount of EURO112 million in 2012.
|2018-05-08||Profile of Chinese making e-payments abroad Read More|
Further reported that of those Chinese making e-payment, overseas women accounted for 65% while those born in the Nineties outnumber those born in the Eighties.
|2018-05-07||Top destinations by e-payments during May Day Holiday Read More|
A Chinese operator released its report of overseas e-payments made during the May Day Holiday, which found the top ten destinations, by total amount of e-payments, are respectively Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Thailand, USA, South Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.
|2018-05-04||Length of holiday in May by Chinese Read More|
Among those intended to take holiday in May, 18.1% will travel for over 7 days, 48.4% for 4 to 7 days, 29.3% for 2 to 3 days, and 2.5% making one day trip, according to Directive above.
|2018-05-03||Over one quarter may travel abroad in May Day Holiday Read More|
During the May Day Holiday, 36.6% of citizens may travel and 27.62% may travel abroad, according to directive published by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of China.
|2018-05-02||China’s skiers mainly Beginners Read More|
From the head of a chain of snowboarding shops in China, there are around 50 million domestic ski visits per year, mostly beginners.
|2018-04-30||Profile of China’s Snowboarders Read More|
Quoting its founder, media reported on clients of a chain of snowboarding shops in China: 50% middle class, week end skiers with many under 30 and self-employed; 10% rich kids; 15% hard core snowboarding 4 times a week and many self-employed.
|2018-04-27||Chinese skiers go Abroad Read More|
Over half of the 1.2 million Chinese skiers and snowboarders travel abroad, with Japan by far the most popular destination, ahead of Switzerland, Italy and Canada, according to The 2017 China Ski White Book.
|2018-04-26||More Chinese visited Hawaii Read More|
In 2017, Chinese travelers to Hawai'i increased by 9% to 151,295, with FIT arrivals growing faster at 23% and 15.3% more mainland Chinese travelers visited multiple islands.
|2018-04-25||China becomes Australia's largest market Read More|
A total of 1.39 million Chinese travelers visited Australia in the year ended February 2018, up 13.2% over same period last year. China thus surpass New Zealand to become Australia’s largest source market.
|2018-04-24||Chinese taking driving tours in Japan Read More|
Surveys found respectively 11% of Chinese visitors to Okinawa and 16% of Chinese visitors to Hokkaido rented car there.
|2018-04-23||China FIT Survey : What’s Popular
After driving tour, popular mode of travel when respondents traveling in FIT include cycling at 47%, walking at 41% and by public transport at 36%, revealed in the above survey.
|2018-04-20||China FIT Survey : What's Popular Read More|
Driving tour at 74.4% is the most preferred mode of travel when respondents traveling in FIT, revealed in the above survey
|2018-04-19||China FIT Survey : Points to Note Read More|
When asked what FIT shall pay attention, 61.6% respondents to survey above cited sufficient research to prepare itinerary, and 61.2% said better traveling with companions.
|2018-04-18||Chinese Traveler’s Survey : strong preference of traveling in FIT Read More|
A newspaper in China held survey in March with 2001 responses found 80.2% respondents prefer traveling FIT. Specifically, 63.3% say FIT allow them to tailor made itinerary according to their own situation, while 62.3% say FIT is more fun.
|2018-04-17||Higher daily rate for Hong Kong Hotels Read More|
In the year ended March 2018, daily rate of Hong Kong hotels averaged HK$1567.57, up 13.2%, and revenue per available room (RevPAR) UP 16.1% to HK$1439.13.
|2018-04-16||Demands for Hong Kong Hotels grew faster than supplies Read More|
In the year ended March 2018, occupancy of Hong Kong hotels went up by 2.6% to 91.8%, as demand grew 5.5% while supply up only by 2.8%.
|2018-04-13||Hong Kong Cruise Terminal drew more Traffic Read More|
In 2017, the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal doubled its ship calls from 95 in 2016 to 190 last year, and the revenue also doubling to reach a high of more than 732,000.
|2018-04-11||Chinese tourists to Japan spending more on Food & Drink Read More|
Statistics reveal much higher growth in spending on Food & Drink by Chinese tourists from third tiered cities such as Zhuhai in Guangdong visiting Japan, which saw 93.4% increase over the year before.
|2018-04-10||Tourists bought more Japanese Food Products Read More|
In 2017, tourists visiting Japan bought 19% more on Japanese food, spending a total of YEN345.6 billion, but still behind cosmetics, healthcare and personal care products in popularity.
|2018-04-09||Record Number of Domestic Travelers in China Read More|
In 2017, China (mainland) had 5.001 billion domestic travelers, up 12.7%.
|2018-04-06||Fewer Chinese visited South Africa Read More|
In 2017, around 97000 Chinese travelers visited South Africa, down 17% comparing to the year before, as a result of the country’s tight visa system.
|2018-04-04||Hong Kong Travel Agents get more online business Read More|
One major traditional travel agent reported that 30% to 40% of its FIT travel product sales are done online, while 70% to 80% of tour group sales are done at shops though customers will usually browse details first on web.
|2018-04-03||Chinese visiting Japan for Cherry Blossom Read More|
In its report published last month, C-trip, a major travel portal in China, projected that nearly 600,000 Chinese tourists will visit Japan for cherry blossom, spending around RMB8 billion.
|2018-03-29||Chinese tourists visiting Japan in Spring Festival Repeated Visitors Read More|
Random interviews on Chinese tourists at busy streets of Tokyo and Osaka by Japanese media found two-third of the respondents have visited Japan twice or more.
|2018-03-28||Majority of Hong Kong Multi-millionaires being Employees Read More|
On how they accumulated the wealth, survey found 55% of the respondents are employees and made their fortune through salary / remuneration, outnumbering those running business at 20%.
|2018-03-27||Hong Kong had more Multi-millionaires Read More|
An international bank interviewed by phone 4100 Hong Kong citizens aged between 21 and 79 found the city last year had 15% more or 68000 persons with at least HK$10 million liquid asset, averaging about 1 such multi-millionaire for every 100 citizens.
|2018-03-26||More Chinese (mainland) visited Japan Read More|
The Chinese New Year this year was in February, and outbound from mainland China to Japan in this month totaled 716400, up 40.7%.
|2018-03-23||More Hong Kong Tourists to Japan in the month of Spring Festival Read More|
The Chinese New Year this year was in February, and outbound from Hong Kong to Japan in this month totaled 178,500, up 26.9%.
|2018-03-22||China Outbound Travelers – Shopping in S Korea Read More|
Media reported Chinese tourists each spent an average of US$762 on shopping in South Korea, which is higher than the average of US$486 for all inbound tourists.
|2018-03-21||China Outbound Travelers – Per Capita Spending in S Korea Read More|
Chinese outbound traveler on average spend US$3007 per person per trip in South Korea in 2017, according to above report.
|2018-03-20||China Outbound Travelers – Per Capita Spending Read More|
Chinese outbound traveler on average spend US$3064 per person per trip, from a report jointly by an international research firm and an e-payment company in China on the country’s outbound travel in 2017.
|2018-03-19||Chinese Tourists to Australia largest group of spenders Read More|
Some 1.33 million Chinese travelers visited Australia in 2017, spending A$10.4 billion, up 14%.
|2018-03-15||China Outbound to Russia in 2017 Read More|
Some 1.5 million Chinese visited Russia in 2017, and China becomes Russia’s largest source market.
|2018-03-14||Tourists to spend big on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
Inbound into Japan in 2018 will reach 32 million and they will spend Yen 1 trillion on food and drink, according to projection.
|2018-03-13||Chinese Tourists spending on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
According to a Japanese consultancy firm, Chinese tourists on average spent Yen 16000 (RMB930) on each dinner for two persons while visiting Japan.
|2018-03-12||Tourists spending on Food and Drink in Japan Read More|
In 2017, tourists visiting Japan spent an average of Yen 30000 on Food and Drink per person per trip, which totaled Yen885.6 billion in that year.
|2018-03-09||China Outbound to Cambodia Read More|
1.21 million Chinese travelers visited Cambodia in 2017.
|2018-03-08||Visa Free led to big jump in Chinese Arrivals Read More|
China’s outbound to Morocco exceeded 100,000 in 2017, the first year Chinese can visit the country without visa, and is a big jump from under 20000 per year when visa was required.
|2018-03-07||China Outbound to Canada Read More|
Over 560,000 Chinese travelers visited Canada in 2017, and China became Canada’s third largest source market.
|2018-03-06||More Chinese Outbound travel in FIT Read More|
Further, the Institute reports among China’s outbound, the trend of more traveling in FIT continues growing though package tours especially in second and third tiered cities remain popular.
|2018-03-05||China remain World’s Top Outbound Market in 2017 Read More|
From China Tourism Research Institute, China outbound in 2017 totaled 130.51 million, up 7.0%, spending US$115.3 billion, up 5%.
|2018-03-02||More Chinese to Thailand in Spring Festival expected Read More|
Thailand projected to attract around 300000 Chinese tourists, up 20%, during the Spring Festival Golden Week.
|2018-03-01||Winter Olympics drew Overseas Visitors Read More|
From a travel research firm, Forwardkeys, flight bookings from USA to South Korea in February this year rose by 24%, while globally booking to South Korea rose by 15%.
|2018-02-28||Fewer Chinese tourists visit South Korea during Winter Olympics Read More|
Some 80000 to 92000 Chinese tourists visited South Korea during the Winter Olympics, which overlapped with the Spring Festival Golden Week. It was a big reduction compared to the 145645 Chinese visitors in the same period last year
|2018-02-27||Hong Kong largest by percentage driving tour market for Japan Read More|
17.5% of Hong Kong inbound took driving holiday in Japan in 2016, the highest, and more than doubled than the runner up of Thailand at 7.1%.
|2018-02-26||Hong Kong Inbound Top Spenders per Night in Japan Read More|
Hong Kong inbound spend HK$1763 (US$226) per person per night when visiting Japan in 2016, which is around 25% higher than the runner up Singapore spending of HK$1414 (US$181).
|2018-02-23||China largest source market of Bali Read More|
In 2017, some 1.36 million Chinese visitors entered Indonesia via Bali, which accounted for 65.8% of all Chinese inbound to Indonesia.
|2018-02-22||China Outbound to Indonesia Read More|
2.06 million visitors from mainland China visited Indonesia in 2017, which accounted for 14.95% of the country's total inbound. Thus China became the largest source market of Indonesia in two consecutive years.
|2018-02-21||More Chinese visited Philippines Read More|
Around 968,000 Chinese travelers visited Philippines in 2017, up 43.3%, and China became the country’s second largest source market.
|2018-02-20||More Chinese travel in FIT in Spring Festival Read More|
From C-trip’s bookings for the Spring Festival Golden Week this year, 52% of the travelers / holiday-makers, domestic and outbound included, join tour group and 48% FIT.
|2018-02-16||Higher prices for Hong Kong Outbound in Chinese New Year Read More|
Long haul destinations popular in this season include South America, Eastern and Northern Europe, and overall tour prices rising by 5 to 10%, according to TIC the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong.
|2018-02-15||More Hong Kong Outbound in Chinese New Year Read More|
There will be 5% more outbound tour groups during the Chinese New Year this year, according to TIC the Travel Industry Council of Hong Kong whose members are travel agents.
|2018-02-14||More Chinese outbound holidays during Spring Festival Read More|
C-trip, China’s major OTA, projected some 6.5 million Chinese will take outbound holiday during Spring Festival Golden Week this year, up from 6.15 million last year, and on average each will spend RMB9500.
|2018-02-13||Half flight services complaints about Budget Carriers Read More|
Among the 636 complaints on airlines services received in 2017 by the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 329 of them related to budget carriers, up almost 70% year to year.
|2018-02-12||Half air ticket complaints about Budget Carriers Read More|
Among the 930 complaints on air tickets received in 2017 by the Hong Kong Consumer Council, 525 of them related to budget carriers, up almost 50% over the year before.
|2018-02-09||Chinese the largest group visiting Russia North Pole National Park Read More|
Of the 1142 tourists visiting Russia's North Pole National Park in 2017, according to association "World without Border", 209 came from China accounting for 18% of all tourists.
|2018-02-08||Marathon in China’s Mountains Read More|
Last year, 7 mountain marathon were held in China, each drawing an average of 3500 direct participants and hundreds of thousands of public too, from China Mountaineering Association.
|2018-02-07||Phenomenal growth of Marathon in China Read More|
Over 600 marathon, which together drew over 5 million runners, were held in mainland China in 2017, a 12-folds increase from the 51 marathon held in 2014.
|2018-02-06||Tour from Hong Kong to Overseas Marathon
Hong Kong Marathon Training Center co-operate with travel agent to stage a Marathon tour to Prague in the coming May, with one day for the race and a few days for sightseeing.
|2018-02-05||Marathon popular in Hong Kong
Some 74,000 runners took part in the 2018 Hong Kong Marathon, which was held recently. Among them, at least 10,000 came from abroad and over 60,000 Hong Kong citizens.
|2018-02-02||Average Spending of Chinese tourists in coming Golden Week Read More|
C-trip, a leading travel portal in China, reported Chinese tourists taking outbound holiday during the Spring Festival Golden Week this year will on average spend RMB9500 per person per trip.
|2018-02-01||Wellness Travel - More Wellness Holidays projected Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute's projection, world's wellness tourism market will grow by 43% to US$808 billion in the period from 2015 to 2020.
|2018-01-31||Wellness Travel – More Wellness Holidays Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute, world’s tourists made 691 million holidays with elements of healthy food or wellness in 2015, an increase of 104.4 million holidays comparing to 2013.
|2018-01-30||Wellness Travel – Growing Market Read More|
According to Global Wellness Institute, world’s wellness travel market grew from US$489 billion in 2013 to USV3 billion in 2015.
|2018-01-29||Chinese tourists big spenders in USA Read More|
In 2016, around 3 million Chinese travelers visited USA and they spent US$33 billion, almost as much as Canadians and Mexicans combined who together accounted for nearly half of all foreign visitors to USA in the same year.
|2018-01-26||FIT emergent trend in China Read More|
It is changing but 70% of Chinese tourists in 2017 still joined package tour, 12% FIT and 18% traveling in pair.
|2018-01-25||China Outbound to Europe: FIT spent more Read More|
On average, Chinese tourists visiting Europe in the first half of 2017 each spent EURO1485 per day, with Chinese FIT spending EURO 1607 and those joining package tour EURO1300.
|2018-01-24||China Outbound to Europe: More Chinese visitors Read More|
13.6 million Chinese citizens visited Europe in 2017, up 13.4% over 2016.
|2018-01-23||China Outbound in 2017 Read More|
China’s outbound in 2017 totaled 129 million in 2017, from China Tourism Research Institute.
|2018-01-22||Hong Kong Agents more Outbound Tours in 2017 Read More|
Based on levies collected from outbound tours, Hong Kong Travel Industry Council, whose members are travel agents, reported members’ outbound tour business last year rose by 4.3%.
|2018-01-19||China Outbound to Sri Lanka Read More|
In 2017, China ranked Sri Lanka's second largest source market and drew some 268,000 Chinese travelers.
|2018-01-18||China Outbound to Australia - More driving & camping tourists by Number Read More|
In 2017 until September, number of driving and camping tourists from China to Australia increased by 11500 or 45%.
|2018-01-17||China Outbound to Australia – Spending less Read More|
Despite the increase of arrivals from China, spending of Chinese travelers in Australia in 2017 till September dropped 4% to US$31 billion.
|2018-01-16||China Outbound to Australia – More FIT Read More|
Number of Chinese travelers visiting Australia in 2017 till September totaled 1.2 million, up 12%, but number of package tour Chinese tourists down 10% in the same period.
|2018-01-15||China Outbound to Australia – More Driving & Camping Tourists Read More|
Media in Australia reported the total number of overnight stay by driving or camping Chinese tourists visiting the country in 2017 till September increased by 112%.
|2018-01-12||China projects more Ice / Snow Tourists Read More|
According to projection reported by media, China will have 340 million Ice / Snow tourists by the season of 2021/2022, before Beijing holding the Winter Olympics in 2022.
|2018-01-11||China's Skiers Read More|
Media reported around 60% China's skiers spend no more than RMB500 on skiing, and the dominant age group is from 26 to 35.
|2018-01-10||Revenue of China’s Domestic Travel Read More|
China’s domestic travel in 2017 generated income totaling RMB4.57 trillion, up 101% comparing to total in 2012.
|2018-01-09||China’s Tourism Market in 2017 Read More|
China media reported that Chinese citizens made in 2017 a total of 5 billion domestic trips and 129 million outbound trips, averaging 3.7 trips in last year.
|2018-01-08||Hong Kong Outbound Tours during Chinese New Year – Good Responses Read More|
A major Hong Kong travel agent reported tours to NE and SE Asia destinations during the coming Chinese New Year holiday now 70% booked, and expected tours to Australia, which is relatively more popular than other long haul destinations, increasing by 20%.
|2018-01-05||Hong Kong Outbound Tours during Chinese New Year cost More Read More|
TIC, Travel Industry Council, whose members comprise of all Hong Kong travel agents, reported prices of luxury outbound tour during Chinese New Year this year will rise on average by 5%. In particular, an 8 days Europe luxury tour this year costs HK$110,000 (US$14000) roughly 1.7 times the price last year.
|2018-01-04||China Cruise Market – Cruise Lines Read More|
China’s cruise travelers grew annually by 70% between 2013 and 2016, and cruise lines Royal Caribbean and Carnival will deploy this year around 5 to 10% of their ships to China
|2018-01-03||China Cruise Market – Fewer Travelers Expected Read More|
In 2018, the number of cruise travelers from China will drop to 2.4 million from the 2.8 million in 2017, according to report from trade magazine.
|2018-01-02||Survey on Chinese visiting Japan – Shopping Preferences Read More|
The survey found cosmetics, at 27.6%, the most popular shopping item to be followed by clothing, household items, digital products and food.
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